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big brother, brooks, unlike anything they would ever know again. magic time. >> we grew up in a city called bel ame which is right on the mouth of the amazon, right where the atlantic meets the amazon river. and finally it occurredvom to m why i love being near the water so much. because that's where i grew up and where i traveled with my dad. >> reporter: and so they were close, as close as a family on its own in such a place as this could possibly be. and accomplished. marilyn douglas could have sung professionally had she wanted to. could have done all kinds of things. >> she was a straight-a student. i just saw her as being so smart and successful in what it was that she wanted to do. >> and what she wanted to do more than anything else was raise brooks and leslie. >> you can see their faces still? >> oh, yes. and i can hear my mom singing. ♪ i seek thee >> she did once. every week at church. and at home where she sewed the outfits leslie wore to compete in miss teen oklahoma. >> i was the one that spent time with my mom, whether it be singing or her making me a new dress for a
, the casualties in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives is under arrest tonight. her spokesman says that she turned herself in and she's cooperating. then late tonight a surprise announcement from scotland yard that sir paul stephenson, the chief of police for the organization now investigating this scandal, he has stepped down. london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and have no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk who resigned
. today, it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk, who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flew to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a meteoric rise at the company, becoming editor of "news of the world" when she was only 32. it was in 2002, with brooks at the paper's helm, that "news of the world" reporters allegedly hacked the phone of murdered teenager millie doweler. a case that shocked and infuriated this country. brooks denies any knowledge of phone hacking and has apologized. restoring confidence in news corp may be difficult. something the company admitted in a second full-page ad in british papers this weekend. apologizing for our mistakes and fixing them are only first steps, the statement says. it may take some time for us to rebuild trust. >> and that was nbc's stephanie gosk reporting. and rupert murdoch and his son james will face tough questioning in parliament tomorrow. rebekah brooks is scheduled to appear, as well, but her spokesperson says her arrest will change that. >>> to washing
murdoch and his son along with former chief executive rebecca brooks will face tough questioning this morning before lawmakers. this is the development in the growing phone hacking scandal that seems to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london right outside parliament with all the details. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, all eyes will be on a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on media. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james mur dochl doch and another hour for rebecca brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit the
, ten arrests, most recently rebecca brooks, one of murdoch's most trusted assistants. brooks who denies any wrongdoing has been a media power broker in the country for a decade. >> somebody of huge charm, a lot of -- very political. she was very good at getting alongside people. >> reporter: including david cameron, details of his visits with media heads released by the office over the weekend. since he was elected, cameron met with brooks and other editors. criticism for ties to another former editor of "news of the world" who once served as his communications chief. coalson was also arrested last week. stephanie gosk, nbc news, london. >>> doug is here now with more on the hot weather that's only going to get worse, huh? >> yeah. i think we are going to get to the 100-degree mark and the index around 105, maybe 110 and two to three days and could be a substantial heat wave coming up and make sure you're prepared to deal with the heat later on this week. outside, still on the warm side. not as hot as earlier. temperatures still up into the 90s in the day today. and if you thought today
, there has been four high-profile resignations, ten arrests. most recently, rebecca brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives. she resigned and was arrested two days later. brooks, who denies any wrongdoing, has been a media power broker in this country for a decade. >> huge charm, very political. she was very good at getting alongside people. >> including david cameron. details of his visits with media heads were released by his office over the weekend. since elected, he has met with brooks and other murdoch editors dozens of times. he has faced withering criticism for ties to another former editor of "news of the world" andy colson, who once served as his communications chief. colson was also arrested last week. cameron is increasingly on the defensive, facing an energized opposition. >> terrible error of judgment in hiring andy colson. i really say the prime minister has to get a grip. he has to come clean and he also has to own up to the mistakes he made. >> in a bizarre twist tonight, news that a former "news of the world" reporter and whistleblower has been found dead
. please welcome brooke kiren who joins us to explain why you're doing all of this running. it's amazing. >> thank you. good morning. it's a pleasure to be here. >> you didn't run today in the heat? do you run in the heat? >> i do run in the heat. it's really a seven-day-a-week thing for me, the training and everything. >> do you notice? >> i do. because i have asthma. i was exercise-induced asthma as well. it's just something i put together and get through. but the heat does play a toll. i ran in the pool today. i had one of those belts on and i was going like this, so that's what i did this morning to beat the heat. >> that's good for someone in your level of fitness? you can actually get a workout? >> you get a fantastic workout from it, but it doesn't trash your body like the heat can do it shall the and you can get some great cardio you've it. >> great. so why run so much? what you doing it for? >> well, obviously, i like to run, you know that. well, for years, it was all about me, getting better, stronger, faster. and it was really ironic, because the better, stronger, and faster i
phone hacking scandal in britain. former "news of the world" editor, rebekah brooks was arrested at a police station in london. she was editor of the "news of the world" when the scam allegedly took place. just hours before brooks' arrest metropolitan police commissioner resigned. stevenson came under fire for hiring a former executive editor from the "news of the world" as a p.r. consultant for the police department. a parliamentary committee hearing on the phone hacking scandal is set for tuesday. >>> a colorado woman has been charged with felony sexual abuse. she's accused of groping a tsa agent. the 61-year-old woman allegedly grabbed an agent's breast earlier this week at a security checkpoint at phoenix airport. the tsa says she refused to go through screening and started arguing with agents, eventually groping one of them. she admits to grabbing the agent. >>> still to come tonight on news 4 at 6:00, 300 horses, 8,500 re-enactors and a lot more spectators. northern virginia prepares for a crush of visitors and going to be really good for business. >>> the heat is back and
executives les hinton and rebekah brooks who resigned last friday. brooks faced questions from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phone hacking and payments to police for information. she, too, denies knowledge of wrongdoing. >> i have never paid a policeman myself. >> reporter: today the questions for murdoch was about salvaging the reputation, a business rupert started with one paper. >> i was brought up by a father who was not rich but was a great journalist. just before he died, bought a small paper. >> reporter: james hopes to one day lead the family business. first he will have to repair the damage sustained over two weeks of an ever-widening scandal. stephanie gosk, nbc news, london. >>> doug has more about the weather. we are getting the idea it will be hot this week. >> i think we talked about it enough, haven't we? >> yeah. >> today was 97. heat index got to 103. you just go, what? it's going to get warmer? it will get a lot hotter. take a look now. you can see we are dealing with partly cloudy skies across the area. a very soupy atmosphere. very warm and
. >> reporter: james defended executives rebekah brooks who resigned last friday. both led british newspaper's arm. >> there's no evidence that i'm aware of that brooks or mr. hinton or any of those executives, had knowledge of that. nonetheless, those resignations have been accepted. >> reporter: later in the day, brooks faced questions by herself from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phone hacking and payments to police for information. she, too, denies any knowledge of wrongdoing. >> i have never paid a policeman myself. >> reporter: but for the murdochs today's questioning was about salvaging news corp.'s reputation, a business rupert brought up with one paper. >> i was brought up by a father who was not rich but a great journalist. before he died, it was a small paper. >> reporter: james hopes to one day lead the family business but first he'll have to repair the damage sustained over two weeks of an ever-widening scandal. >> it's our determination to put things right. make sure these things don't happen again. >> reporter: rumors were floated that the head
for beltway drivers. >>> new this midday, the bbc reports former news international executive rebecca brooks will testify before british lawmakers looking into the phone hacking scandal. nbc's stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: london's top cop resigned under intense pressure after emerged scotland yard hired a former news of the word editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down stephenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have had suggestions we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally it is our -- did not and have no reason to do so. >> reporter: stephenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard which has been criticized for the handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations their failure to notify victims including actor hugh grant who is now suing the department. rebecca brooks, former head of murdoch's british newspaper arm, was the latest person to be arrested. her spo
was in office. back in 2006, a woman nailed rebecca brooks was the editor of the sun newspaper. she contacted the prime minister and his wife sarah. brooks said she knew that their newborn son had just been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and she was going to publish the story. he called her on that moment with the bbc today. >> your son is now going to be broadcast across the media. sarah and i were incredibly upset about it, we're thinking about his long term future, our family. >> in the meantime, a third murdoch newspaper the sunday times is accused of illegally obtaining gordon brown's financial details. and the editor of the sun rebecca brooks eventually went on to run the newspaper that has been at the center of the scandal as it began. and that is the news of the world. >>> this afternoon, president obama awarded the medal of honor to one of the army's elite rangers, sergeant first class leroy pettry threw a grenade away to protect two of his comrades in afghanistan. he lost his hand during that raid in 2008. he becomes the second living veteran of the iraq and afghanistan wars to get
: stevenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard. meanwhile, rebekah brooks, the former head of the british newspaper arm was the latest person to be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position at "news corps" friday, the same day les hinton, now publisher of "the wall street journal" resigned. on tuesday, they will public answer questions from members of parliament. "news corps" published two full page advertisement thes over the weekend. one an apology directly from murdoch. the second, a list of what "news corps" will do to make it right. nbc news spoke with rebekah brooks' spokesman who told us she has been in contact with scotland yard since january asking to assist in this case, and as recently as last week was told, quote, she was not even on the radar. her arrest yesterday, he says, came as a complete surprise. stephanie gosk, nbc news, london. >> the commissioner's resignation was followed by the resignation of deputy commissioner john yates, london's top anti-terrorism police officer. >>> an historic goodbye for the "atlantis" shuttle crew
. the latest, rebekah brooks, the former chief executive of murdoch's british media holdings. she showed up in a prearranged appointment with police on sunday, and was subsequently held and questioned for nine hours before being released on bail. all of this is putting increasing pressure on the murdoch family. are you put murdoch, his son james and rebekah brooks are expected to appear before a government committee tomorrow to answer questions about the scandal. kurt gregory, nbc news. >> and there is another late development in this story. "the guardian" newspaper reports that london is examining a computer found in a bag throne into a trash can in an underground parking garage near the apartment where rebekah brooks lives. according to "the guardian" brooks' husband tried to claim the bag. they called the police. >>> the temperature is rising and if you think it's hot now, by the end of this week, we could see temps in the triple digits. doug has a look at the conditions across our region at this hour. doug? >> yeah, right now, jim, temperatures into the low 90s across much of the region
. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information. tonight a statement from "news international" says the story "the sun" ran is from a member of the public whose family has also experienced cystic fibrosis. some members of scotland yards say police accepted bribes from reporters. >> an organization of 50,000 people and we've always said from time, some day they'l
you about the breaking news and the arrest of rebekah brooks and "world of the news" in great britain, and rupert murdoch and the media empire is something that's reached here in the united states. would you like to see congressional hearings as to whether there's any tie here to the united states in this phone hacking scandal, senator durbin? >> yes, i would. i can tell you that there are questions about whether the foreign corrupt practices act has been violated by rupert murdoch and his news empire, and what's going on in england is startling. to think of the extent that they went to to break the law to try to report a story. we need to follow through with the fbi investigation and also with congressional investigations. >> senator demint, what do you think? >> david, we need to let law enforcement work here. congress has got a big issue in front of us. we need to handle our own business for a change. and the focus this week is on the only plan we've got, and that's cut, cap and balance. >> all right, we're going to leave it there. thanks to both of you. >>> coming up, the debt del
-- what it used to be. but because of recent events, a lot of the republican moderates, the david brooks types, are going to be the ones to stand up and call a halt or come after south carolina. chris: i wonder whether cerebral writers, bright people, are not really in tune with that base out there. >> that's right. and this could be a flash in the pan. and remember mike huckabee won the iowa primary in 2008. buchanan won the new mexico primary in -- the new hampshire primary in 1996. so we'll just have to see. but i would go the conventional wisdom route on this. i think this all helps romney. there's lots of debate. there's lots of high throwing. -- pie-throwing. she probably won't go in the history books. but, again, you never know. chris: there's some spark there, i hear. she seems to have perfect pitch for some people. >> i think there's something interesting about the fact that she's so categorical about it. she's yes or no. and for a lot of back and forth that we've seen in washington, that must be very refreshing. >> chris: she's so crystal clear. i think there's a potential that
, rebekah brooks, was arrested this morning in connection with the phone hacking and police bribery scandal in great britain. there are some calls for the justice department here in the united states to step up its investigation of parent company news corporation. meanwhile, in washington, the president this weekend tried to keep pressure on congress to reach an agreement on a deficit-cutting deal as the august 2nd deadline to raise the debt ceiling nears. >> i've put things on the table that are important to me and to democrats, and i expect republican leaders to do the same. >> as deliberations continue, there were no face-to-face talks this weekend, and house republicans are expected to vote tuesday on a series of measures to cut spending and balance the budget, although they don't appear to have the votes necessary for those measures to become law. joining me now, the president's top budget adviser, jack lew. welcome to "meet the press." >> good to be here, david. >> good to have you here. so, what is the latest? have there been substantive talks over the course of the weekend? >> well,
it. and then maybe the people they trusted. >> then we waited for rebekah brooks to come in. she was the editor at the time this alleged hacking was going on. we all waited for her to say something, but that did not happen. she didn't know about hacking, she never condoned it or sanctioned it, she didn't know about payments to police. she never condoned or sanctioned that. some of her questioners were saying, isn't it incredible that you did not know of any of this? she said, yeah, maybe it is incredible but i just didn't know. >> that was michelle kosinski reporting from london. rebeckah brooks was arrested sunday in connection with scotland yards' investigation into the allegations of hacking and bribery. federal authorities have made arrests in at least three states in connection with the investigation of a computer hacking group that calls itself anonymous. among those arrests is a contract ploy of at&t who's accused of using his access to acquire information and post it online in file sharing sites. >>> now to the hot weather, it's stirred up some storms across the region. d
, "the news of the world." former editor rebekah brooks also denied she knew of any illegal activity. and rupert murdoch's wife sprang into action defending her husband. you can see her in the pink jacket. she jumped up and slapped a spectator who tried to throw a pie pan full of shaving cream in her husband's face. the spectator is in custody. >>> the debt debate could see some progress this morning after the introduction of a new pi partisan proposal. the gang of six, a group of three republican and three democratic senators, including virginia's mark warner, introduced a new plan yesterday. it would reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade and add $1 trillion in tax revenue. it has already received support from both sides of the aisle and won the president's approval as well. but republicans in the house are still pushing for cut, cap, and balance, which passed the house yesterday, primarily along party lines. the president says, for the first time, however, he is seeing signs of compromise. >> i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisan consensus. >> we
brooks has resigned from rupert murdoch's news corporation amid the phone hacking scandal in great britain. the scandal has widened to include charges of tampering and police bribery. murdoch shut down his tabloid "news of the world" in response to the scandal. meanwhile the fbi is looking into allegations that newscorp employees tried to hack into the telephones of 9/11 victims in the united states. >>> seven minutes after the hour now. 68 degrees. casey anthony will be a free casey anthony will be a free woman this weekend. somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> good morning. 67 degrees. sun is up. what a beautiful picture. blue skies, streaky clouds above us. blue sky reflected into the waters of the poto
executive rebecca brooks has resigned. meanwhile, the fbi has announced an investigation into rupert murdoch's news corporation in connection with the phone hacking scandal in britain. u.s. attorney general eric holder confirmed they are looking into allegations that newscorp employees tried to hack into the telephones of 9/11 victims in the united states. meanwhile, murdoch and his son james will appear before british lawmakers next week. the scandal is widening now to include accusations of eavesdropping and police bribery. murdoch shut down his tabloid "news of the world" newspaper in response to the scandal. >>> osama bin laden was apparently planning for a 9/11 anniversary attack. "the wall street journal" reports bin laden was working to assemble a team of militants. that's according to information obtained in the raid on his compound in may. officials say the plans were only in the discussion phase, and they haven't seen any signs the plot ever went beyond that. >>> 5:07 is the time right now. ahead, the embarrassing mistake ahead, the embarrassing mistake by freight rail delivered ca
. >>> this morning former editor of "news of the world" rebecca brooks is out of jail. meanwhile scotland yard's top cop resigned amid the phone hacking scandal in great britain. the head of the london police department, sir paul stevenson, resigned. he quit under intense pressure after it was revealed that scotland yard hired a former editor as a media consultant. that editor has also been arrested in connection with the scandal. >> i and the people who know me know that my integrity is completely intact. i may wish we'd have done some things differently, but i'll not lose any sleep over my personal integri integrity. >> british lawmakers are preparing to grill rupert and james murdoch. a parliamentary committee will question the duo about the scandal tomorrow. >>> today money will be flowing at the white house in the form of the nation's most prominent billionaires. president obama is hosting warren buffett and bill and melinda gates along with other members of the giving pledge. the giving pledge was founded by buffett and the gates family last year. it encourages america's wealthiest citizens to
have no knowledge. >> i can't answer. i don't know. >> reporter: les hinton and rebekah brooks, who resigned from their positions last friday, both formally led the newspaper arm. later in the day, brooks faced questions by herself from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phone hacking and payments to police for information. she, too, denies any wrongdoing or any knowledge of wrongdoing. >> i have never paid a policeman myself. >> reporter: but for the murdochs, the day was not just about defending themselves. they were trying to salvage the reputation of news corp.. >> the "news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in just two weeks, the second largest media company in the world has come under withering attack. >> and it is our determination to both put things right, make sure these things don't happen again. >> reporter: it is widely believed that james wants the top job at news corp. himself, but for the moment, that position isn't open. >> mr. murdoch, have you considered resigning? >> no.
to death yesterday inside his bowie home. today police arrested john haston and craig brooks in connection with that death. investigators believe the two men were posing as pepco workers when they went to williams' home. police say this was not a random crime. >> we do know that mr. williams is a local business owner here in the county. and we believe that he was targeted, because he was a business owner. maybe the suspects believed that he had funds inside the home. so therefore, we know that robbery was the motive. >> both haston and brooks are facing murder and robbery charges. >>> water service has been restored in prince george's county after a massive water main break in capital heights. it was a 20-inch water main that broke just before 10:00 yesterday morning. it happened in the 500 block of hampton park boulevard in capital heights. water service was restored to 31 businesses about 2:00 this afternoon. that road, however, will remain closed until it can be repaved sometime tomorrow. >>> coming up on the broadcast tonight, a man carjacked a woman and her child. that mother did the
. >>> this morning the former editor at "news of the world," rebecca brooks, is out of jail. meanwhile scotland yard's top cop has resigned amid the phone hacking scandal in great britain. the head of the london police department, sir paul stevenson, has resigned. he quit under intense pressure after it was revealed that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant. that editor has also been arrested in connection with the scandal. >> i and the people who know me know that my integrity is completely intact. i may wish i had done some things differently, but i will not lose any sleep over my personal integrity. >> british lawmakers are preparing to grill rupert and james murdoch. a parliamentary committee will question the duo about the scandal tomorrow. >>> police release the identities of the two people involved in a plane crash in st. mary's county on friday. 55-year-old james dayton of mechanicsville, maryland, was killed in that crash. the pilot, 53-year-old nicholas morales of fredericksburg, maryland, was injured. we don't know the extent of his injuries. polic
. >> also today, former "news of the world" editorial rebekah brooks was arrested. she denies knowing anything about the scandal. a parliamentary committee hearing on the phone-hacking scandal is set for this tuesday. >>> casey anthony may be a free woman tonight, but many questions linger about what's next for the florida mother found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter. anthony said nothing and showed little emotion as she walked out of jail just after midnight amid tight security. her whereabouts tonight are not known, and her attorneys hope to keep it that way. she's received several death threats. she is also facing two civil lawsuits that could cost her hundreds of thousands of dollars. >>> carmageddon is officially over out west. it's a sight we didn't expect to see until tomorrow. traffic moving on the 405 freeway in california. drivers honked their horns and waved as it reopened this afternoon, 16 hours ahead of schedule. fears of massive traffic gridlock never materialized as crews shut down a ten-mile stretch of the freeway. the mayor of los angeles declared missi
rebekah brooks also testified. she too denied any knowledge of illegal activity. >>> at least one person from the d.c. area was arrested and accused in taking part of a cyber attack on paypal's website as part of the pro wikileaks group anonymous. 14 people in all were arrested. the attacks were launched after paypal suspended wikileaks donation accounts in 2010. wikileaks released a large number of state department cables on its website. athe time wikileaks claimed that paypal was trying to economically strangle the website. >>> the man accused of going on a shooting rampage at ft. hood in 2009 will be formally charged. former major nadal hasan will be indicted on 13 counts of premedicated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. because hasan faces the death penalty, he is required to plead not guilty. attorneys say hasan may use an insanity defense to begin in his trial next march. >>> a technology company accused of secretly working for the pakistani government. the fbi says the organization was actually run by elements of the pakistani government. if that's the case, t
brooks, the former head of the newspaper arm was the latest person to be arrested. her spokesman says she was asked to come in for questioning on sunday, but did not know she would be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position at "news corps" friday, the same day les00ton, washer of "the wall street journal" resigned. the resignations and brooks' arrest some say could open up further criticism of rupert murdoch's son james, the head of "news corps" european operations. >> he may be vulnerable. that doesn't mean that rupert murdoch himself is vulnerable. >> reporter: on tuesday, rupert and james murdoch will publicly answer questions from members of parliament. the deputy prime minister told the bbc exactly what the government wants to hear from the head of "news corps." >> i think he needs to come absolutely clean, about what he knew, about what his senior executives knew. >> reporter: "news corps" published two full-page advertisements in the british press over the weekend, one an apology directly from murdoch. the second, a list of what "news corps" will do to make it right a
brooks, chief executive who stepped down was taken into custody this morning. it comes the same day as second round of full page ads for rupert murdoch which said news corp. would assist. coming under fire for their close relationships with murdoch. >>> the white house taking heat over a meeting with the dalai lama. they met for 45 minutes yesterday. it reaffirms the president's belief that china should meet with the dalai lama to amend their differences. they asked the u.s. to rescind hours before the meeting with the dalai lama. >>> more meetings expected between the president and congressional republicans in an effort to end the debt limit crisis. there are 16 days until the ceiling is reached. in his weekly internet and radio addresses said higher taxes on the wealthy will raise revenue. republicans were quick to shoot it down saying it's not a tax problem. it's a spending problem. >> the truth is you can't solve our deficit without cutting spending but you can't solve it without asking the weightiest americans to pay their fair share. >> washington has consistently demonstrated
. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> former editor rebekah brooks also testified she too denied any knowledge of illegal activity. > >> and a wild scene broke out during testimony. rupert murdoch's wife sprang to action defending her husband. she jumped up and slapped a spectator who tried to throw a pie pan of shaving cream into his face. there you go. you see her right hook? >> wow, got to protect your man. good for her. >>> at least one person from the d.c. area was arrested and accused of taking part in a cyber attack on paypal's website. the fbi arrested 14 people in all. according to the indictment, the cyber attacks were launched after paypal suspended wikileaks donation accounts in november of 2010. wikileaks released a large number of classified u.s. state department cables on its website. at the time, wikileaks claimed that paypal was trying to economically strangle the website. >>> the taliban is denying reports the group's leader is dead. a text message sent to journalists claiming insurgent leader omar's death was dead. the text message announced commander of the muslim faith is
-- and then maybe the people they trusted. >> but then we waited for rebekah brooks to come, in because she was the editor at the time that this alleged hacking was going on. we all waited for her to say something, but that did not happen. she said she didn't know about hacking, she never condoned it or sanctioned it. she never knew about payments to police. some of her questioners were saying, isn't it incredible that you did not know any of this? she said, yeah, maybe it is incredible, but i just didn't know. >>> martin sheen and matthew perry are speaking out in support of a program to rehab nonviolent drug abusers. the two joined thousands today in a rally up on the hill. they're asking congress to provide $88 million in funding for the drug courts next year. drug courts combine treatment and accountability programs as an alternative to encarceration. they can change lives. both sheen and perry have both publicly battled either alcohol or drug addiction. >>> well, there may be a breakthrough in the debt ceiling deadlock. details not yet clear, but two key factors are known. the plan has
. rudolph's wife wendy leaped forward and slapped the spectator. later rebekah brooks testified. she's the former editor of "the news of the world." she denied any knowledge of illegal activity. >>> more trouble for vincent gray. there are more questions about his election campaign last year, and whether tens of thousands of dollars in cash contributions may have violated the law. >> reporter: who gave the cash, how much was raised? how was it handled? all new questions for a campaign already under investigation. since last year's election, in which vince gray defeated mayor fenty, questions had been raised about gray's campaign. suleman brown alleges gray operatives have paid him cash in money orders and later gave him a city job to keep up his criticism of fenty, an allegation being probed by the u.s. attorney's office. now an investigation says gray's campaign raised at least $57,000 in cash, that exceeded legal limits of $25 contributions. the campaign hid the money by issuing money orders using different names. it's unclear why it was done. >> there are allegations of impropriet
80 degrees. # 81 in fredericksburg. 72 in culpepper. 77 in winchester and toms brooke. hagerstown, mid 70s. not much of a heat index out there just yet. as we go later on in the day, heat indices hovering around 100 degrees. no more than a loansonesome rai drop in the mountains. low to mid-90s in the afternoon. so plenty warm day outside today. and we're so far ahead now, we're going to finish up, we had a very warm june. we're going to put the hottest july in the record books. smashing the old record which we set just last july. and now unless august is considerably colder than average, we already have the hottest summer on washington records in the books. we're so far ahead that if august is even average, it's the hottest summer on record. >> thank you, chuck. >>> well, today cyclists now have a new place to pedal. the first part of the inter-county connector bike path opens today. it runs from needle wood road to emery lane about 2 1/2 miles. eventually the trail will be more than 14 miles long stretching alongside the icc corridor. the highway administration says the trail wil
the damage control personally. on display his so far unqualified support from rebecca brooks, former editor of the paper and now a trusted executive at news corp. smiles for the cameras but calls for hooks to resign are growing louder. one of the most damaging allegations the paper faces is a phone hacking of a 13-year-old murder victim. charismatic redhead was editor of "news of the world "account at the time. >> if she goes that puts a spotlight on rupert murdoch's son james and if he is vulnerable rupert murdoch is himself. >> reporter: he is widely seen as his father's heir apparent. >> james murdoch and rebecca brooks cannot deny responsibility. >> reporter: brook clings to her job as hundreds of "news of the world" employees lost theirs. fired suddenly with just three months' pay and a promise that newscorp. will do its best to find new positions. one recording brook taking tough questions from an openly hostile staff. >> you're calling our newspaper toxic. do you think we'd want to work for you again? >> reporter: the final edition had a simple head lip "thank you and good-bye." insi
of forcible sodomy. he works at the chester brook academy in leesburg. police made the arrest after they got a tip from a parent back in march. >>> there is a warning about a potential terror plot that involves a new effort to get a bomb on a plane bound for america. u.s. officials have warned airlines about intercepted intelligence that shows foreign terrorists have talked about ways to plant a bomb inside a passenger. an official familiar with the intel told nbc news that the plot goes beyond concealing a bomb in a body cavity. this plan would involve surgically implanting a device. authorities say there is no indication the plan is moved beyond the talking stage. still, transportation security officials are warning travelers to expect a variety of additional screening measures on international flights bound for the u.s. >>> the army psychiatrist charged in that deadly ft. hood shooting will face the death penalty after he's tried by the military. major nadal hasan will be court martialed in texas at ft. hood. he's accused in that rampage that left 13 people dead in 2009. hasan was paralyz
and rebekah brooks who resigned from their positions last friday, both formerly led the british newspaper. later in the day brooks faced questions by herself from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phone hacking and payments to police for information. she, too, denies any wrongdoing or any knowledge of wrongdoing. >> i have never paid a policeman myself. >> reporter: but for the murdochs, the day was not just about defending themselves. they were trying to salvage the reputation of news corp. >> "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in the two weeks, the second largest media company in the world has come under withering attack. >> and it is our determination to both put things right, make sure these things don't happen again. >> reporter: it is believed that james wants the top job at news corp. himself, but for the moment that position isn't open. >> mr. murdoch, have you considered resigning? >> no. >> why not? >> because i feel that people i trusted have let me down. i'm the best person
have signed on to the pledge so far. >>> this morning "news of the world" editor rebecca brooks is out of jail. meanwhile the top cop resigned amid the scandal. the head of the london police department, paul stevenson, resigned. he quit under intense pressure after it was revealed that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant. that editor has also been arrested in connection with the scandal. >> i and the people who know me know that my integrity is completely intact. i may wish i had done some things differently, but i would not lose any sleep over my personal integrity. >> british lawmakers are preparing to grill rupert and james murdoch. a parliamentary committee will question the duo about the scandal tomorrow. >>> it is now 5:37. 73 degrees. 73 degrees. what one woman did to a tsa if you've tried to lose weight, you know it's hard to find a diet you can stick to. try jenny craig, and enjoy options that fit your lifestyle. choose to get motivating support at your local centre- and pick up the delicious food while you're there. or, have the food
refinance requests. >>> women like brooke shields have talked openly about their struggle with postpartum depression. about 15% of new moms struggle with it. dr. joshua weiner joins us now. first of all, what is postpartum depression and how do you recognize it from just the baby blues that a lot of people feel after having a baby. >> the baby blues are low mood, irritability. those occur in 50 to 80% of women. generally, those are more mild and resolve within two weeks. postpartum is really a full-blown depression that's occurring shortly after berth. sometimes generally within the first few months after birth. and really, what you're experiencing is all the symptoms you would experience if you were having a regular depression disorder. women are more likely to experience concentration problems, lots of anxiety, agitation, and they're also having appetite changes, energy changes. they're sometimes experiencing suicidal thoughts, feeling very hopeless, worthless. wherever somebody's having real significant mood changes, shortly after having had a baby, you need to be at least thinking abo
of clinton, maryland, as well as 49-year-old craig brooks of district heights. police say they were wearing blue utility uniforms when they went to the victim's home yesterday afternoon. the victim has been identified as 44-year-old david williams. he was killed in his home in bowie about 12:45 yesterday afternoon. he was described as a local businessman, and we do know he owned a laundromat, and police say he was apparently targeted for his money. >> we believe that the suspect was posing as pepco workers when they went to mr. williams' home. and we're not sure if mr. williams opened the door or if they actually gained entry through an open door. we're trying to figure out if they knew mr. williams, but we do know that mr. williams is a local business owner here in the county. and we believe that he was targeted because he was a business owner. maybe the suspects believed that he had funds inside the home. so therefore, we know that robbery was the motive. >> reporter: we can say these two suspects have been charged with murder and robbery, and this investigation is continuing. reporting l
a direct impact on his future at the company. questioned separately, rebekah brooks, resigned as head of the newspaper arm last friday. two days later, the 33-year-old was arrested for her alleged connection to the phone hacking and unlawful payments to police officers. >> the position of rebekah brooks can be simply stated. she is not guilty of any criminal offense. >> reporter: the murdochs' testimony comes two weeks into a scandal that is not rocking just their company but also the institution of british society. there have been four high-profile resignations, including the top brass of scotland yard, and ten arrests. each new day drops a new bombshell. on monday, it was the death of sean hoare, the first journalist to go on the record pointing the finger directly at former "news of the world" editor andy colson accusing him of actively encouraging phone hacking. police say his death is unexplained, but not suspicious. and in an ironic twist, the company accused of hacking got hacked themselves. murdoch's son paper had to quickly remove this fake headline on its paper last night. t
for everything. hiking, biking, pilates. brooke... okay. i wear yoga pants because i am too lazy for real pants. that's my tide. what's yours? >>> good morning, it's 9:26 on monday july 4th. i'm aaron gilchrest, starting at 10:00 the fourth of july celebrations. capital fourth concert starts at 8:00 followed by fireworks which are expected to begin about 9:15. metro will run >>> good morning. still mostly cloudy around the metro area, upper 70s to near 80 throughout most of the region. later today 90 by mid afternoon. sunshine in and out. late afternoon in the evening is when we have a possibility of a few passing thunderstorms. after midnight we'll go partly cloudy and by dawn 60s, humid, highs near 90. more humid again on wednesday and thursday, highs near 90. could get storms. again perhaps on friday. danella, how is traffic? >> well, it is looking great. i'm checking the roadways for you. here is a live look right now. 270 and middle brook road, north and south your lanes are clear as you make your way this morning. 66 in and out of the beltway clear as well. we have no incidents to report.
of the rest of week. ts 633 winchester and tom's brook dow to luray. they're in the six. culpepper, opal, low 60s. upper six to lower 60s suburban, maryland. there are a few clusters of thunderstorms in eastern kentucky. and i think later on today a chance for a few quick passing showers the southern end of the shenandoah value, west virginia. overnight tonight, skies try to clear out once again. the heat really starts to come in tomorrow afternoon. there's a little trough of low pressure that's going to start dropping our way late in the morning. late monday evening, early hours hours, a slight chance of shars. better chance for thunderstorms here in and around the washington area. again, up close and personal on our feature pref on the at 8:00. again, not expecting much, if anything, of a rain chance around here. so for today. plenty of sunshine. no skao fear. mid to aurp 80s. sun and hot. temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90. same story tomorrow. 30% chance of a shower late tomorrow. best chance will be on tuesday. then it gets hot, hotter, hottest around here. highs bordering on 100 d
to raise? this is what david brooks wrote in his column. i'm sure you saw it this week about the republican economy "the struggles of the next few weeks are about what sort of party the gop is -- a normal conservative party or an old protest movement that separated itself from normal governance, the normal rules of evidence and the ancient habits of our nation. if the debt ceiling talks fail, independent voters will see that democrats were willing to compromise but republicans were not. if responsible republicans don't take control, independents will conclude that republicans caused this default. they will conclude that republicans are not fit to govern." >> this is not a time for rockefellerism. we have a country that is sinking, in the verge of a crisis of the debt and ceiling issue that is one symptom of many problems. if the answer is to split the difference with the democrats and be for tax increases, for more spending, but just a little less than the democrats, that's not -- >> but that's not factual. that's not the deal on the table. there was an opportunity for $4 trillion in spendi
to the west. petersburg, wesvirginia. 63, charlestown. toms brook, lou ray, 70-degree mark. be on the lookout for that. any showers you can see are way down to our skpougt west. temperatures this afternoon will be climbing into the low and mid-90s with generally sunny sky. headed down to the beach, beach weather mostly in the mid an 80s for today and tomorrow. you can always come to nbcwashington.com. or twist >>> a deal to raise the debt ceiling. the deal isn't close to being finished but it appears the framework is in mays for an agreement. it would cut $3 trillion. oscar velasko montano hasn't been seen. police found his van but no signs of a struggle. >>> american hikers detained in eye rap. fatta and shourd were accused of spying. showered was released last year. those are some of the stories for today. we're back in a few minutes with an update. >> i'm wendy rieger. some statistics for you. unemployment rate for blacks in our country is twice that of whites. their house hold income, 40% less than whites. and they only share in 3 of the nation's wealth. these are some statistics from the
to brooke daniels. >> still is. >> he decided the way he was going to propose to her was to put the ring in the mail. >> why not. >> an engagement ring for $76,000. with a recorded message, proposal >> nice guy. he was sent $5,000 for her to pay for schooling. >> i wouldn't like that in a proposal. >> she asked for it apparently. whatever. so to speak. >> she got the proposal and got the ring and listened and said no. now, what to do with the ring. >> did she keep the money to go to school? >> let's talk about the ring first. the ring, i guess he wanted the ring back and said oops, she lost the ring. later it was determined that the dad had the ring and said he was sending it back, but hasn't yet. >> he didn't want a lawsuit. >> he said he would. if someone proposes and gives you a ring, do you get to keep it if you don't get married? that's the question. >> i would like to know the answer. i think that constitutes an agreement between you. i will receive this ring and we made an agreement to enter into a legal relationship. i sound like star jones. i have no reason to talk. the point is
with my mom and sister back to our old inn. it's now owned by a friend, but 7 brook lyy still feels like home. >> this is the hang ten room. kathie was in love with all the surfers. >> where's my door? >> right there. >> welcome, hang ten. >> are there any smooch marks on it? i practiced kiising on the door. it was the '60s and i was a teenager. there was no better place to be. one particular night, i was smooching with my love right here and i realized, oh, my gosh, it's getting late. so we jumped up anddi started o the trek down to the inn, very hurriedly, like this. and here comes my brother and my father. so i thought, oh, my gosh between theetwo of them, i'm not going to have a heinie left. even though i'm not doing anything wrong, what 16-year-old girl doesn't smooch once in a while and we turned this corner and right here -- so close, they caught up with me. my daddy lit into me like crazy and he told my boyfriend never to come back here again. the beach was also where i earned my very first paycheck. business on the boardwalk for 80 years. >> oh, my gosh, my boss, barry is here!
rebecca brooks me said in one of them that she told him that almost all ofheir information comes directly from police. in a later tweet he said that police received, quote, a nice little wad of cash for the service. ann? >> this story just keeps on growing. thank you so much. >>> 7:09. here's matt. >> ann, thanks very much. now to washington and the heat that president obama and congressional leaders are under to reach a deal on slashing the budget deficit. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with the latest on this. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. good to see you, too. president obama will meet with congressional leaders again today. the two sides still very much deadlocked. and the clock is ticking. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: with the deadline looming, president obama and congressional leaders met monday for a third time but they're still struggling to find common ground on the debt ceiling. >> this is the same shot you had yesterday except we're wearing ties today. >> reporter: those familiar with monday's talk, republicans and democrats, seemed to be g
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